DreamWorks will be screening new clips from Mamoru Oshii's anime film, INNOCENCE: GHOST IN THE SHELL 2, at Otakon 2004, being held from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland. The screening will be July 30, between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Representatives from DreamWorks and Production I.G. will be hosting this special preview in Panel 1. Footage of the sequel will also be shown throughout the three-day convention at the DreamWorks booth (#1223), where free postcards and posters will be available.
Also represented at the DreamWorks booth will be the animated movies SHARK TALE, MADAGASCAR, THE WALLACE & GROMIT MOVIE and MILLENNIUM ACTRESS as well as the new computer-animated TV series FATHER OF THE PRIDE, which will air this fall on NBC.
INNOCENCE: GHOST IN THE SHELL 2 was the first anime film ever to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The story follows a solitary cyborg who desperately wants to hold on to what's left of his humanity in a world where the worth of the human soul is fading almost into obscurity. The film will be released in U.S. theaters on September 17, 2004 under the Go Fish Pictures banner, a division of DreamWorks Pictures. The film was produced by Production I.G, the team behind the anime segments in Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL: VOLUME 1.
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